Give 40 Children in Asia the Ability to Walk!

by A Leg To Stand On
Vetted
Apr 12, 2013

Five More Patients Treated With Your Support: 1/19/2013 - 4/8/2013

Nahid (pre treatment)
Nahid (pre treatment)

Of the estimated 200,000 babies born with clubfoot (a congenital foot deformity characterized by feet turned inward and sometimes backward, which is caused by abnormal development of the muscles, tendons and bones in the foot while the fetus is forming during pregnancy) a year, more than 80% live in the developing world, and most of these babies are left untreated or receive inadequate care. In Bangladesh alone, 1 in every 1,000 children are born with this congenital deformity. (Incidence estimated using CIA factbook statistics and clubfoot incidence of 1-2/1000 live births)

Thanks to your recent support through GlobalGiving, we have been able to provide clubfoot correctional treatment for three children, a prosthetic device for one child and corrective surgery for one child suffering from cerebral palsy.

Since the start (Sept. 20, 2012) of our "Give 40 Children in Asia the Ability to Walk" GlobalGiving challenge, we have provided 13 children in Asia free orthopedic care and the opportunity for a better future. 

On behalf of ALTSO's children, thank you for making such an important difference. We are grateful for your support, inspired by your passion and moved by your dedication to the children we serve - together.

- The ALTSO Team

Please note, each of the following five patients included in this report acquired disabilities congenitally. All patients are from Chuadanga, Bangladesh and are between the ages of 3 months and 9 years old.

Nahid (post treatment)
Nahid (post treatment)
Polash (pre treatment)
Polash (pre treatment)
Polash (post treatment)
Polash (post treatment)
Kohinur (pre treatment)
Kohinur (pre treatment)
Kohinur (post treatment)
Kohinur (post treatment)
Urmi (pre treatment)
Urmi (pre treatment)
Urmi (post treatment)
Urmi (post treatment)
Ashik (pre treatment)
Ashik (pre treatment)
Ashik (post treatment)
Ashik (post treatment)

Links:

Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

A Leg To Stand On

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.altso.org/​
Project Leader:
Gabriella Mueller
Executive Director
New York, NY United States

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.